**Improve Graphic Performance With A Glide Wrapper [#l932a905]
***What A Glide Wrapper Does? [#zd522033]
-Diablo II is optimized for Voodoo series video cards, which were popular among 3D gamers when it was released. Glide is the 3D graphics API for Voodoo cards, and D2 runs much faster in Glide mode than in other modes (Direct Draw/3D.) If you don't have a Voodoo, you can't select Glide mode.
-In short, a Glide wrapper lets other video cards than Voodoo work in Glide mode, to improve the graphic performance.

***Which Glide Wrapper Do You Recommend? [#o5e0b55b]
-This Glide Wrapper is recommended in Eastern Sun forum [[Glide Wrapper thread:http://phrozenkeep.planetdiablo.gamespy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=47073]].
-You can find many other Glide Wrappers, too, but this one is optimized for Diablo II, and would work better. 
//-Eastern Sunの公式フォーラムにて、動作報告が多数寄せられています。
//-もともとDiablo II向けに作られたものなので、無印LoDや他のMODも、動作が快適になると思います。

//***動作環境 [#oc4759f6]

//--OpenGL 1.3拡張 をサポートしたビデオカード


//***使い方 [#xec5d05d]
//--Diablo IIフォルダ内の、''vid-test.exe''(Diablo IIの付属ソフト)を実行し、Glideモードを選びます。


//--窓モードで遊ぶ場合、ショートカットに、" -w"だけでなく、" -3dfx"というパラメーターも必要です。
//(窓モード起動用アイコンを右クリックし、''プロパティ-リンク先''の最後に" -3dfx"と追加してください)

//--Diablo IIフォルダ内の、''vid-test.exe''(Diablo IIの付属ソフト)を実行し、Direct 2D/3Dモード(それまで遊んでいたもの)を選びます。それでDiablo IIの動作は元通りになります。

**General Tips [#ia703d8c]
-''Repair/Recharge cost'' is very low in ES. You no longer have to worry about the recharge cost. Superior Runeworded items will never bankrupt you.
-''Other mercenaries'' than Act 2 mercenaries are also useful. All mercenaries have useful support skill(s) like an aura, warcries, etc.
-''Mercenaries hired in Hell'' has the same stats as the ones hired in Normal (Only the aura of the Act 2 mercenaries changes each difficulty). You can change your mercenary without losing their stats, so I recommend hiring each mercenary at least once to see how they work.
-''Weaken'', ''Iron Maiden'' and ''Decrepify'' reduce monster's physical resist by 60% while ''Amplify Damage'' reduces by 90%. Now Amplify Damage isn't the only melee curse to be considered.
-''Inner Sight'' also reduces monster's physical damage by 5-35% (more than 70% when fully synergized), and this works on top of another curse.
-''Damage Augmenter'' is a free bonus charm included in the starting items. All characters should have one. You can make one by a cube recipe for your old characters.
 Wirt's Leg + Tome of Identify -> Damage Augmenter

**Getting Started [#of0f08ce]
Starting out in Eastern Sun for the first time, or playing [[untwinked>Glossary#untwinked]] can be quite a challenge. Here are a few tips that should make it easier:

***Tactics [#wac5d352]
-You start out with a very low chance to hit, so go after easy targets like Fallen until you gain a couple levels.
-(Edit) All monsters' life was roughly doubled in R5, and characters are given 500 fulminating potions instead, which would let you gain a few levels with ease. 

|Fallen|2|||Dark Spearwoman|3|Fast|
|Quillrat|2|||Gargantuan Beast|3|Stun|
|Zombie|2|Slow||Hungry Dead|3|Slow|
|Dark Hunter|3|Fast||Skeleton|3||

-Please note even the weakest monsters have a twice higher level than you, and this level difference make it very difficult to hit monsters. Attack Rating would be given the highest priority.
-Don't be afraid to flee back to town and start a new game if you get too many monsters coming after you at once.
-Every character class can benefit from a javelin/shield combo early on. This gives you the benefit of ranged combat (thrown), or melee combat with the additional defense of a shield. Also, cubing any javelin/throwing/quiver by itself, resets the quantity to 255. Useful to remember if you are out in the wilderness and you get the low quantity warning. [dawe1313]

***Equipments [#h3eef473]
-''Socketables'': Don't be afraid to stick the socketables you find into a weapon or piece of armor...you can take them out anytime you want by putting the socketed item in your Horadric Cube together with a key. Nothing is destroyed, you get your gems, jewels, or runes back, as well as the item they were in.
-''Gemwords/Runewords'': Everyone can benefit from [[gemwords:http://homepage3.nifty.com/miyoshino/es/es3gemw_n.htm]] early on. If you fill all the sockets in a white item with the same type and quality of gem, you'll get a CtC skill as well as the listed bonuses. Many useful low level [[runewords:http://homepage3.nifty.com/miyoshino/es/es3runew_n.htm]] are also available.
-''Buying Gems'': Wish you had more gems of a certain type? You can buy more from Akara, or make a pgem using [[Secret Recipie #14:http://homepage3.nifty.com/miyoshino/es/es3cube_n.htm#sec]].
-''Socket Weapons/Armor'': Following list shows the maximum socket numbers of the items available in normal Act 1. Because socketables are so powerful and flexible, it's a good idea to stock one or two of maximum socket items when you find them at the shop, for you and your hireling. Please also note hirelings can equip gloves, belt and boots in ES.

|CENTER:|CENTER:Max Sockets||CENTER:|CENTER:Max Sockets|h
|Melee Weapons|2-3||Bows/Crossbows|3|
|Body Armor|3||Belts|2|

-''3 Socket Helms'': If you need more sockets, the [[3 socket Mask, etc.:http://homepage3.nifty.com/miyoshino/es/es3cube_n.htm#nor]] from Decipherers may be worth cubing. These are the only 3 socket helms available early on.
-''Sash/Light Belt Upgrade'': Any Sashes and Light Belts can be [[upgraded to a Belt:http://homepage3.nifty.com/miyoshino/es/es3cube_n.htm#bas]] by cubing with a Stamina Pot.
-''Gambling'': Gambling is much better in ES than in vanilla, you have a 5% chance each of getting a set or unique item. That means you have a 1:20 chance of finding each...about 1 in 10 items you gamble will be either a unique or a set item. You can check out the [[set:http://homepage3.nifty.com/miyoshino/es/es3set_n.htm]] or unique [[weapons:http://homepage3.nifty.com/miyoshino/es/es3uweap_n.htm]]/[[armor:http://homepage3.nifty.com/miyoshino/es/es3uarmo_n.htm]], and get one that looks nice.
-''Set Item Conversion'': Some Set Items can be [[converted:http://homepage3.nifty.com/miyoshino/es/es3cube_n.htm#set]] into a piece of another set or another base item by cubing with a Thawing Pot.
-''Starter's Weapons'': Need a good weapon for getting started? With a normal and a chipped gem (depending on what skill tab bonus you would like to have), a decipherer, and a magic jewel you can make a very good magic weapon, with 1-2 sockets, +1-2 to one of your skill trees, and either 100% enhanced damage with 15-20% IAS (for ranged/melee weapons), or +1 to class skills, +20-40 mana, and +4-6 mana per kill (for caster weapons) using the [[Starter's Weapon:http://homepage3.nifty.com/miyoshino/es/es3cube_n.htm#mag]] recipes. You can also get a prefix and a suffix, if you get a good one, that recipie can produce an excellent item.
-''Skill Tab Rings/Amulets'': You can also boost your skill levels by crafting +to skill-tab rings/amulets, e.g. +3 to Lightning Skills (Sorceress Only). With three decipherers, a normal gem (of a specific type), and a class-only ring/amulet, you can create a piece of jewelry which gives +1-3 to a skill tab. Like the Starter's Weapon recipie, it can also get a prefix and a suffix...and since it uses class-only jewelry, there's also a chance you could get +1-3 to your favorite skill. The exact recipies can be found on the ES database, in the [[ring/amulet:http://homepage3.nifty.com/miyoshino/es/es3cube_n.htm#rin]] section. Scroll down until you see "Skill Tab Re-roll".

***Getting Gold [#i13a7f06]
-If you're looking for something to pick up to make lots of gold at the shop early on, it's javelins and throwing daggers you should keep your eye out for, since they're worth more in ES. Wands/Orbs are much less expensive in ES than in vanilla, so if you play Necromancer or Sorceress, look through Akara's inventory of items for sale...you might find something nice that you can afford.

-Also keep your eye out for throwing potions. Rancid Gas and Oil Potions are worth the most. A full stack (500) can sell for 10'000 in Normal, and almost twice that in nightmare. A quick tip: don't sell them right away when you find them. If you find only one, cube with a rejuvination potion to bring it to 255, then save it until you find another one. Rejuv that one to 255, put them together to fill one, then rejuv the other back to 255 and save. Sell the one that's full,